Phew. According to Ben Affleck, the highly anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will NOT be another Daredevil-esque failure. Released in 2003, Affleck’s previous effort in the superhero universe received mixed reviews and was described as a “dull, brooding origin story that fails to bring anything new to the genre“.
Speaking to NPR, Affleck explained that he certainly would be more critical if he wasn’t 110% confident: “I have regrets about Daredevil. I have regrets about all the movies that I don’t think were executed properly… Look, if I thought we were remaking Daredevil, I’d be out there picketing myself… and that goes for other movies as well that I haven’t been happy with”.
He continued, praising the team responsible for the upcoming film: “It was written by Chris Terrio, who wrote Argo, who’s not a comic guy. And it’s directed by Zack Snyder, who’s an incredibly magical sort of visual stylist who’s steeped in the comic world. And you have this sandwich of talents. I felt very confident about it… I thought it would be nice to make one of these movies really, really good”.
The superhero epic will feature iconic DC creations Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) battling over what kind of superhero the world really needs; enabling Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) to sweep in create a new threat in the shape of villainous Doomsday. Setting aside their differences, the duo embark on a mission alongside Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) to stop Doomsday and Lex Luthor from destroying Metropolis.
Who will win? See a final trailer below and catch Dawn of Justice on 25 March.